Who we are

Most of us live in and around Epsom, Ewell and Worcester Park. We meet together regularly to learn and to pray, to talk and inspire, to care and support each other. We want to see God’s love demonstrated in everything that we do because we believe He offers a future to all in today’s world. A God that wants to be involved in every aspect of our lives.

Our heartbeat

  • Our heartbeat is people, family, freedom.
  • We believe that our actions should speak louder than our words.

Our members

I was born into Generation Church. Literally! I was born the week it started. As such, I have grown up – and with – this community of faith. It has changed so much over the years – in fact one of the reasons I’m probably still here and choosing to raise my own children in this community, is its ability to adapt and change; to keep seeking spiritual wellbeing with a focus on Jesus. Inclusive, diverse, friendly and authentic.

– Karen Grubb

We are… a group of people spanning four generations who care for each other as a family

Our story

In the late 1970’s my husband Ian and myself had a Holy Spirit experience which found us questioning our devout but rather religious type of Christianity. At this time it seemed many faithful Christians were having a very similar awakening which was opening their eyes to more expressive, flexible worship. They began recognising gifts such as healing and tongues, and church being active beyond the walls of a building.

They also started to explore the possibility of women taking some leadership responsibility. Sadly the lovely group of people we worshiped with at that time did not want to embrace change and we didn’t want to spend our time with them in conflict. We had no intention of starting a church. I was busily working as a physiotherapist and my husband worked long hours in business. In addition we had two children, a dog and frequent house guests. However, we met in our home on a weekly basis with a small group of friends and teenagers for prayer and worship – trying to find a church to join.

As this grew, we had to take the door off in the lounge for the people sitting on the stairs. We gradually realised that perhaps this was church. We linked with a wider group of similar expressions of church called Pioneer. We became known as Lansdowne Christian Fellowship. Then as activities – especially with our youth workers – grew we registered as Ewell Christian Fellowship Trust (Charity).

Later, under this trust, we decided our work was not limited to a geographical location and so went under the logo GENERATION. This generation for the next generation. There were tough times as we received a lot of criticism from other churches but these were also exhilarating and liberating times. Since this early start we have had many adventures and I am sure probably made many mistakes, but the foundational Holy Spirit prompting of being authentic and open to God’s leading to follow Jesus and embracing the changes and risks this brings, I believe, is still in our DNA.

– Jacky Oliver